When nurses suffer hardship, Cavell Nurses’ Trust gives help. We’re #HereForNurses.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse. We’re a charity and we help people at no cost to them.

The nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants we help say they’re often happier, healthier and able to stay in or return to work.

We’re getting involved with #givingtuesday by holding a collection at Grand Central, New Street Station, Birmingham. It takes place on #givingtuesday, 28th November, and our volunteers will be talking to commuters and shoppers about the problem of nursing hardship and how they can donate to make a difference to nurses’ lives, nurses like Joanne.

Aggressive breast cancer meant health visitor Joanne’s career abruptly halted. Rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy followed the shocking diagnosis, and on top of this, Joanne was struggling to make ends meet.

“I was having a meltdown. I couldn’t see how to cope. That’s when I was put in touch with Cavell Nurses’ Trust. It was like going from desperation to elation. It sounds silly but I remember I punched the air!”

Cavell Nurses’ Trust stepped in and provided money to get Joanne back on her feet and just 10 months after surgery, Joanne has started working as a health visitor again, caring for people in her community.

We’re proud that the support we give has such a positive impact on nurses’ lives. More than 80% of the people we help say the support they received helped them get back to, or stay in, work.

If you are passing through Grand Central in Birmingham on #givingtuesday, look out for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust team in their purple shirts and make your donation.

Find out more about Cavell Nurses’ Trust here https://www.cavellnursestrust.org
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